- Saturday 23 February, 2013
NORWALK, Ohio – Have a blast with other teens and instructors while you learn safe driving skills at Ford Driving Skills for Life.
For the third year, Funny Car sensation Courtney Force, 24, Yorba Linda, Calif., stepped up to be a spokeswoman for Ford Driving Skills for Life.
Courtney Force won the first race of the 2013 season in the National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
After winning the 2012 NHRA Rookie of the Year, Courtney Force hopes to add an NHRA Funny Car World Championship to her accomplishments.
Courtney pilots her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car to speeds of 315 mph and more. Find out about racing adventures of Courtney Force at www.johnforceracing.com.
Rather than talking track with helmets, roll cages and emergency medical personnel less than a quarter mile away, Courtney Force hopes to reach more teens with messages about road safety.
The people at Ford Driving Skills for Life know teens feel they’ve been lectured into a hole in the ground. So the program shifts gears and steers clear of the potholes for a new, fun approach.
But don’t take my word for it. Gather some friends, check out this Ford Motor Company sponsored Website at www.DrivingSkillsforLife.com, and talk about it over pizza or a huge bowl of popcorn or chocolate Moosetracks Velvet Ice Cream.
See if you can find a video of winter driving tips, and a video of Courtney’s sister, Ashley Force (Hood), on the Ford Driving Skills for Life Website, too.
The Facebook page passes out great information, too, at www.facebook.com/FordDrivingSkillsForLife. Even this old lady liked it on her Facebook page. Hey, I’ve got kids and a grandbaby, nieces and nephews. They can all use some fun in the right places and safety sense on the road.
So drive safely. We want you to visit us at the race track at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
If you feel a need for speed, bring it to the drag strip. Check out the Mickey Thompson Wednesday $7 Fun Night by clicking on friends, fun and proof.